The Spectrum TV app gives users access to different TV stations; you can access it from mobile devices and streaming boxes. Getting the app is free; however, you cannot access it without a Spectrum internet subscription.
There are a lot of benefits attached to using the Spectrum app; one of those benefits is that it clears up space by eliminating the need for many cable boxes in your home.
The Spectrum TV app works from your mobile devices and will be projected to your television through TV mirroring and HDMI connection. Android Cast and Apple AirPlay are two ways to mirror TV programs directly from your phone to the TV without a wired connection. You need an Android or iOS device (apparently) and a stable WiFi connection.
How to Connect Your Spectrum TV app From Your Device to Your TV
- Go to your Android device’s Settings.
- Go to Display.
- Click on Cast.
- Select the device you want to cast.
Connecting your Spectrum TV app to your Android TV needs an Android version of at least 5.0. If you have a lower Android version, you can still cast using Chromecast.
Just like the Android counterparts, you can AirPlay On-Demand content or Live TV from your iPhone and mirror it to your Apple TV by following these steps:
- First, make sure both iPhone and Apple TV have an Internet connection.
- From your iPhone, go to the Spectrum TV App.
- Swipe up your screen from the bottom to go to the Control Center.
- You’ll see the AirPlay Mirroring option; click on it.
- Select the device you want to project, whether Apple TV or Mac computer.
- Input your AirPlay password.
Before you can cast from iPhone to another device, the iPhone has to be above version 12, and your Apple TV should be from the 2nd generation upward.
Spectrum TV also works with TVs through HDMI. You can connect from your iOS and Android mobile devices to any TV that accepts HDMI connections.
The first thing to do is read the owner’s manual for details of the different cables needed for the connection.
What Device Can be Used For Your Spectrum TV App?
In addition to iOS and Android, you can also access it through the following devices:
- Apple TV set-top boxes
- All Google Cast devices
- Amazon’s Fire Tablet
- Samsung Smart TV (2012 and above)
- Xbox One
Logging into Your Account
Creating and logging in to your account is simple. Visit Spectrum.net/CreateAccount, create a username and password, accept all terms and conditions, and you are good to go. Manage your account 24/7 from your email, manage your bills, and more. You can do this from your phone or streaming box.
What is the Cost of Using the Spectrum TV app?
The Spectrum TV app is free; you can use it for as long as you want; however, you need a compatible device and a Spectrum login to sign in to the app.
This means the total cost for streaming with your Spectrum app is dependent on your Spectrum TV choice. You will have to pay about $25 monthly for unlimited access to premium content. This payment structure makes Spectrum TV one of the most affordable cable packages in the market.
The best part is that all Spectrum subscribers can get this fun-packed feature with other unique features for almost free.
Can I Use My Device When I am Not at Home?
Certainly, subscribers can use the Spectrum TV app outside the home without issue. However, you can only download the app on one device at a time. So, you cannot share your access with friends, companions, and acquaintances when you are not at home because they need your device before logging in.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I simultaneously use more than one device to access the Spectrum TV app?
If you are using your Spectrum home Internet network, you can use as many devices as you want to access the app simultaneously. But outside of the network, using external WiFi or mobile data, you will be limited to only three devices.
Can you use the Spectrum TV app without cable service?
Yes, that’s what Spectrum is precisely designed for – streaming with Spectrum Choice TV is explicitly designed for Spectrum internet users; it is not like the regular set-top box or subscription-based streaming services. For just $24.99 monthly, users will be able to get all available local channels plus ten cable channels of their choice.
What do I need before I can use the TV app?
First, download the free app; next, ensure you are up to date with your payments. Ensure you have a fast Internet speed – else, you may not enjoy smooth streaming; there might be buffering issues from time to time.
Why is my program buffering?
If your streaming keeps freezing, your Internet connection is not as strong as you think. Check the internet connection and reboot your router. Another reason your streaming can freeze is that you are using the outdated version of the app, so uninstall and reinstall the latest version. If the buffering continues, then contact customer services.
How many channels can I access on the Spectrum TV app?
The channels available to Spectrum TV app users are directly proportional to their Spectrum TV plan, whether a Gold or a Silver plan. However, if the users are outside their homes, their access would be limited.